Based on information researched at the time this page was created, red light and speed cameras are permitted statewide in Missouri.
No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.
- Although speed and red light cameras are permitted in Missouri, at the time of this update there are pending Missouri Supreme Court cases regarding the legality of them and how they are used. This topic will need to be watched and updated accordingly when resolved.
- Currently, I have taken affirmative action and deleted all the red light cameras we had in the KC metro area. Due to indefinite terms of when or even if the cameras would come back online, I felt it was not necessary to keep alerting users to what is now, dummy cameras. Since they are inactive and currently disabled, I felt it was not necessary to keep erroneously warning users of cameras that aren't even of legal bounds at this moment. Until further rulings and general public vote on different bills, I feel this is the best action to serve the Waze users in this area and they can better focus on other situations that come up instead. I hope you understand my position on this and why I have done this. I would do this for the rest of the state, but figured the bigger impact right now is the larger metro areas. STL might be included in this decision after further AM/SM/RC discussions. Thanks for your cooperation and you can always send me a message if you need more clarification on this.
Other Camera Types
These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and SHOULD NOT be mapped.
- Non-camera "driver feedback signs" are a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver. These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent.
- There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence.
- There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to MODOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.